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Animated GIF Workshop with Peter Rahul

July 9, 2014 - August 15, 2014

1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Saturday, July 26, 2014



The Graphics Interchange Format (GIF) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability. Many net artists have adopted the format for web driven artworks and exhibitions.

Toronto video artist Peter Rahul will be presenting a variety of unique and innovative ways artists have been using GIFs to their advantage. Rahul will also be guiding participants through the creation of their very own GIFs. If you wish to create your own animated GIF, please bring/download the following:

-Laptop with Mac OSX or Windows & Wifi capabilities
-A short (1-5 second) video clip OR a series of images
Alternatively you can download one here >

1. Photoshop (at least version CS3 Extended)
>CS3 Ext is the first version to include the “Animation” palette, which is required for making anitmated gifs

2. GIMP-
>For Windows users, scroll down just past Fink heading, click “Show other downloads” which will reveal the GIMP for Windows heading, click “Download GIMP 2.8.10”

3. Quicktime Player 7 (or later) –
>Quicktime is automatically installed with Mac OS

Peter Rahul is a Toronto-based digital media artist specializing in glitch methodologies. As a techno-archaeologist, Rahul explores the limits of vintage electronics in hopes of discovering unknown functions. Since graduating from OCAD University in 2013, Rahul’s work has been exhibited in Toronto, New York, Bordeaux & Milan.